In this episode, Bo interviews Dale McGowan, Executive Director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable foundation based in Atlanta.
In 2006, Dale left a 15-year career as a college professor to pursue writing full-time. He edited and co-authored Parenting Beyond Belief (2007) and Raising Freethinkers (2009), the first comprehensive resources for nonreligious parents, as well as Voices of Unbelief (2012) and Atheism For Dummies (2013). Dale also writes the secular parenting blog The Meming of Life and teaches nonreligious parenting seminars across the US.
In 2008, Dale was named Harvard Humanist of the Year for his work in nonreligious parenting. He holds degrees in physical anthropology and music theory from UC Berkeley as well as a Ph.D. in music composition and theory from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife Becca, a second grade teacher, live near Atlanta with their three children.